Accession Number : ADA312725

Title :   Air Force CALS Test Network, Effectiveness Study.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.

Corporate Author : CALS TEST NETWORK WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA312725

Report Date : 28 FEB 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The mission of the Air force Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS) Test Network (AFCTN) is to evaluate the effectiveness of the CALS standards for technical data interchange and to demonstrate the technical capabilities and operational suitability of those standards. The AFCTN is also chartered to carry out tests and evaluate emerging technologies and products that support the CALS requirements. The AFCTN continues to build upon a solid CALS technical base. The professional staff of the AFCTN has developed and maintains a high degree of expertise for supporting the CALS specifications and standards. The AFCTN maintains an array of test hardware and software tools that have been acquired, developed, and perfected over several years of use. These resources give the Test Network an unrivaled ability to provide CALS data testing services and related technical assistance, unavailable from any other source, to DoD programs and their contractors. The AFCTN has emerged as the preferred testing organization by both government programs and industry to test data for CALS compliance. Using its test resources and technical proficiency, the Air Force CALS Test Network (AFCTN) provides assistance to CALS data developers and users. Industry and DoD programs send data to the Air Force CALS Test Bed (AFCTB) or the Lawrence Liverrnore National Laboratory (LLNL) facilities for testing to determine if it meets CALS requirements. The AFCTN staff compliments its testing service by providing technical assistance to data preparers. In addition, the AFCTN provides support to related Air Force project data and documentation activities, and to CALS related programs of the other services.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *STANDARDS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, AIR FORCE, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TEST BEDS, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, ARRAYS, TEST EQUIPMENT, RESOURCES, LIFE CYCLES, PROFICIENCY, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE